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Downtown Rapid City

Rapid City, SD 57701
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Ranked #6 of 34 attractions in Rapid City
Type: Neighborhoods
Owner description: Escape for the weekend to Downtown Rapid City and experience numerous art galleries, fashionable boutiques, a variety of fine cuisine, the City of... more » Owner description: Escape for the weekend to Downtown Rapid City and experience numerous art galleries, fashionable boutiques, a variety of fine cuisine, the City of President statues and great entertainment from music to theatre and various events. Explore the fountains at Main Street Square, a place to make fun-filled memories for the whole family. With plenty of hotel rooms, over 70 shops and 33 restaurants, head Downtown, year round. « less
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Liberty, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

There are so many better things to do in Rapid City than the downtown area. I'm not sure if we hit it at the wrong time, but we just didn't find a whole lot to do. The president statues were neat to see, but not worth dedicating a lot of time for.

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Conyers, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The downtown area is great. Plenty of dining, shopping and a park with water spouts. So clean. Even a grocery store convenience to downtown. One of the most smartest laid out cities I have ever been in.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Brulé is a contemporary Native American New Age/Worldbeat music group based in South Dakota. The performance we saw at a ranch outside Hill City was a fantastic mixture of traditional Lakota music and dance reframed in a modern presentation. Everything was high quality and enjoyable for all ages from our 4 year old grandson to 70+ . Our grandson dance... More

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Well I thought that there would be more there since there are tours to downtown Rapid City, but what makes it unique are couple of things like the president statues and a few galeries with some of the native american pieces on display, but overall is just another small city downtown. It is visible that they have been working hard... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A pleasant, family friendly environment. It was clean and friendly with statues of presidents on every corner. It was fun identifying the ones we had time to see. There was a splash park that many kids were having fun with, shops to browse in, and plenty of choices for dining. They had a movie night event happening in the park/square... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We drove in from our hotel off the Interstate - we were looking for dinner in some place other than another chain - and we were pleasantly surprised. There's shopping, a brewery, a town "square" (which looks like a recent addition), movie theater, statues of Presidents - all clean and well kept up. Don't think it's necessarily a "destination'," but... More

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We took the Classic National Parks bus tour with Gate 1 Tours. This tour is fantastic! Gate 1 made it so easy and enjoyable, they took care of everything. We saw The Little Big Horn, Mt. Rushmore ( day and night) Crazy Horse Monument, Yellowstone and Jackson Hole WY. Phew! So much fun, so majestic and beautiful. Our tour guide... More

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Johnstown, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We took our grandkids there on the 4th of July. It was really hot but there was a water feature that squirted up from the ground and cooled off everyone who wanted to be ...cool There were a couple of bands that played, a hot dog eating contest and various things to eat. It was a good way to spend... More

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We just had an hour to spend so just walked about looking and taking photos of the life sized statues of past presidents of the USA, one on each street corner. Very interesting and informative. there are lots of restaurants and little shop if required. We enjoyed our visit and recommend if you are in the area.

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Battle Creek Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We enjoyed the president's statues along the downtown streets as well as the huge square with music and seating.

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